Each of us carries with us every day of our lives a reminder of this state of grace in which we live. It is known as the bellybutton, the navel or the umbilicus. The navel is a scar that serves absolutely no purpose other than to remind us that once, we received all of our nourishment from the cord which was once attached there. Once we received everything as a gift. We are no longer attached to an umbilical cord, but every day we receive so much. And that bellybutton serves to remind us of that. It is the visible reminder that life is a gift, unearned and free.